Charlotte Ritchie

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Charlotte Ritchie
Born (1989-08-29) 29 August 1989 (age 27)
Clapham, London, England, UK
Nationality British
Education University of Bristol
Occupation Actress, singer-songwriter
Years active 2004–present

Charlotte Ritchie (born 29 August 1989) is a British actress and singer-songwriter. She is a member of the classical crossover band All Angels.[1][2] She has been a main cast member in Channel 4's Fresh Meat and the BBC's Siblings. From January 2015 she joined the cast of the BBC's Call the Midwife, playing Barbara Gilbert.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Charlotte Ritchie was educated at James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich, South London and she joined Youth Music Theatre UK and its production of Red Hunter in 2005.[4] She finished a degree in English and Drama at the University of Bristol whilst filming Fresh Meat.[5][6][7]

Career[edit]

In 2004, Ritchie played a lead in a short film entitled The Open Doors with Michael Sheen. She appeared as an uncredited extra in the 2005 film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.[8][9] She also featured in The Pierglass at the Young Pleasance Theatre in August 2006 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ritchie was a presenter on Boomerang and performed with All Angels in an episode of Emmerdale.[10] She also played Emily Owen, a neighbour in the BBC's Life of Riley.

From 2011 to 2016, Ritchie portrayed Oregon in the Channel 4 comedy series Fresh Meat.

She stars alongside Tom Stourton in the BBC Three sitcom Siblings, which was first broadcast in summer 2014 and she appeared as a guest panellist in the same year on 8 Out of 10 Cats.

In 2015 Ritchie joined the cast of popular period drama Call The Midwife.

She was in the 2016 UK tour of Noel Coward's Private Lives playing the role of Sibyl Chase in a production that included Tom Chambers.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2004 The Open Doors Vera[11]
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Student in Defence Against the Dark Arts Class[12][13] Uncredited extra
2009 Life of Riley Emily Owen[14][15]
2011–2016 Fresh Meat Melissa "Oregon" Shawcross[16] Main cast
30 episodes
2012 Doctors Becky Foley 2 episodes
2013 Jolene: The Indie Folk Star Movie (Benny and Jolene) Jolene[17]
2014 The Portrait Eva Burrell[18]
2014–2016 Siblings Hannah Main cast
2014–2016 Dreamfall Chapters Zoë Castillo Main cast
Episodic video game
2014 This Thing Called Love Alice Barber[19]
2015–present Call the Midwife Nurse Barbara Gilbert Main Cast (Series 4-)
2016 Raised by Wolves Ruby 3 episodes
2016 Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man for Sport Relief Narrator

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Angels". classicfm.co.uk. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "All Angels". classical-crossover.co.uk. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Call the Midwife's Charlotte Ritchie introduces new midwife Barbara". Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Red Hunter (2005) | Youth Music Theatre". Youthmusictheatreuk.org. 16 August 2005. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Charlotte Ritchie is Oregon – Channel 4 – Info – Press". Channel 4. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Gerard Gilbert (3 May 2014). "Fresh Meat star Charlotte Ritchie on brotherly love and being unimpressed by playing Wembley – Features – TV & Radio". The Independent. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Charlotte Lytton (15 October 2012). "Charlotte Ritchie's jump from student to TV's one to watch – Features – TV & Radio". The Independent. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "No 9: All Angels". theguardian.com. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "All Angels Biography". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  10. ^ Emmerdale episode (9 October 2007) at the Internet Movie Database
  11. ^ The Open Doors at the Internet Movie Database
  12. ^ "No 9: All Angels". theguardian.com. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "All Angels Biography". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Life of Riley". BBC ONE. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  15. ^ Charlotte Ritchie at the Internet Movie Database
  16. ^ "Oregon – Character Profile". Channel4. Archived from the original on 21 February 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  17. ^ Jolene: The Indie Folk Star at the Internet Movie Database
  18. ^ The Portrait at the Internet Movie Database
  19. ^ "This Thing Called Love Official Film Site". willreidvisuals.com/. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 

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